Preview: Boston Bruins Visit A Hot Pittsburgh Penguins Team


April 3, 2012; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby (87) battles for a puck between Boston Bruins center Rich Peverley (49) and center David Krejci (46) during the second period at TD Banknorth Garden. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

The Boston Bruins will visit the Pittsburgh Penguins Tuesday night for the first meeting between the two teams this season. This will be the second game in a row for the Bruins after their comeback victory in Ottawa Monday night. Boston still sits in second place in the division with 37 points and Pittsburgh is first in their division with 36 points.

The Penguins are arguably one of the hottest teams in the NHL right now. They have won five games in a row scoring 5.4 goals per game during that stretch. Just like the Bruins, they are getting solid goaltending from both of their goalies, Tomas Vokoun and Marc-Andre Fleury. The Penguins lost superstar Evgeni Malkin for 1-2 weeks with an upper body injury, but the chemistry between Sidney Crosby and Chris Kunitz has been untouchable of late. The have simply been on fire. During their five game winning streak the two have a total of eleven goal and fifteen assists. Those are some pretty good numbers if you ask me.

The Bruins continue to win as well, they have earned a point in 19 out of 22 games, and they are off to the best road start in the history of the team. They are 8-1-1 in the last ten games and have the second most points in the Eastern Conference. This game will not come easy to them however, especially since it is a back-to-back.

The Penguins won last years season series three games to one. Playing Pittsburgh is always a challenge; they have a lot of weapons that can hurt you if you aren’t careful. Even without Malkin on the ice, they can still light the lamp as they have proved they can score plenty of goals.

The legs will be tired in this one so it will take a total team effort for the Bruins to get a win in this one as they once again try and jump Montreal for first in the division. Game time is at 7:30 p.m. at CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh.